The city that never stops came to a standstill on Tuesday because of cyclone Ockhi. While all the schools and offices were shut in Mumbai, few remained unaffected by the heavy showers. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao and Anil Kapoor braved the December rain to shoot for their upcoming musical-comedy drama, Fanney Khan, for 12 straight hours at a studio in Bhandup.
The official Hindi remake of the Oscar-nominated Dutch film, Everybody’s Famous! marks the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar and is produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Prerna Arora. While Anil and Aishwarya who are re-uniting 17 years after Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, are almost done with their sequences, Rajkummar, recently recovered from a fractured ankle, joined the team for the first time. He had injured himself while filming for Farah Khan’s reality TV show in October and his portions had been delayed therefore. A team of international make-up artists, including Daniel Bauer and Marianna Mukuchyan, have been working on Aishwarya’s look. She plays a diva in the film.
According to reports, the trio filmed from 9 am to 9 pm on Tuesday and a hilarious sequence which had everyone in splits. The makers had made arrangements to film indoors keep the safety of the team in mind. The three got along well and even dined together. The official Hindi remake of the Oscar winning film sounds promising. We eagerly wait for the first look and the film trailer of Fanney Khan.